Los Campesinos are really rather good!

July 26, 2006 at 8:48 pm (Classics, random, Songs, Summer Banger!!!)

Los Campesinos! are an indie-pop seven piece hailing from Cardiff which is in Wales and they are your new favorite band. You! Me! Dancing! Is the song about dancing and dance floors that I wanted the Arctic Monkeys tune to be, all noisy and Casio filled. ‘It Started With A Mixx’ is a re-write of the classic Started with a Kiss and its a perfect portrait of making that first mixtape and deciding which tunes to put on. Ha! ‘Death to Los Campesinos!’ has one of the best cusses ever ‘I’ll be Ctrl+Alt+Deleting your face with no reservations’ (for all those PC users out there this is how you force a petulant Mac to quit when its frozen on you half way through that all important thesis you’ve been writing for 2 hours). They’re playing a show in London soonish with Julian Donkey-Boy, a young singer songwriter from Manchester and I really like this tune. Julien Donkey-Boy was a also a film by Harmony Korine and the first American made Dogme film. He also wrote an amazing book called A Crack Up At The Race Riots which featured all sort of plot less musings such as ‘5 things he became obsessed with’ and ‘4 of my favorite short story titles’ – oof I love that book. Anyway the vocals and Casio’s of Los Campesinos! remind me of one of my favorite bands ever The Capricorns. Now living in Chicago and NY the two members make what should only be described as a million-miles-an-hour- Casio-electro-punk. Shit is HOT!

Los Campesinos! – You! Me! Dancing!

Los Campesinos! – It Started With A Mixx

Los Campesinos! – Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks

Los Campesinos! – Death To Los Campesinos!

Julian Donkey-Boy – You’re My Favorite

The Capricorns – The New Sound

The Capricorns – Pretty Girls

You can buy some Capricorns albums from Amazon here but the other two bands haven’t been signed so you gotta wait.


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